About Us

Who We Are

CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 19,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector.  We are proud to be part of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing union. CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, and airlines.

CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled tradespeople, and professionals. More than two-thirds of CUPE members are women. About one-third of our members work part-time.

Executive Board

President
Nan McFadgen
Phone: 902 759 3231
nmcfadgen@cupe.ca

Vice-President
Dianne Frittenburg
Phone: 902 521 7782
dfritt@icloud.com

Recording Secretary
Dave Dort
Phone: 902 237 0125
edavedort@hotmail.com

SecretaryTreasurer 

Sandra Trenchard

Phone: 902-304-9821

sandratrenchard@hotmail.ca

Equity Vice-President
Elizabeth Paris
Phone: 902 695 2181
eparis@eastlink.ca

Communications Editor
Mary Jessome
Phone: 902 574 1380
maryejess@hotmail.com

Area VP – Halifax
Chris Melanson
Phone: 902 818 7767
cmelanson@hotmail.com

Area VP – Yarmouth
Greg Williams
Phone: 902 749 1182
gregwilliamsyar@gmail.com

Area VP – New Glasgow
Sean Foley
Phone: 902 662 3806 (h), 902 899 1446 (c)
deer9992@yahoo.com

Area VP – Sydney
Janice Cantwell
902 736 3703 (h)
jansurecan@yahoo.ca

Affiliated Locals

  • Local 227 – Halifax Regional Water Commission
  • Local 734 – Town of Truro
  • Local 734-01 – The Village of Bible Hill
  • Local 759 – Cape Breton Regional Municipality Outside Workers
  • Local 761 – Cape Breton Regional Municipality Board of Police Commissioners Crossing Guards
  • Local 850 – Dominion District Recreational Complex
  • Local 933 – Cape Breton Regional Municipality Inside Workers
  • Local 955 – Straight Regional School Board Support Staff
  • Local 964 – Tri-County Regional School Board (Yarmouth/Digby/Shelburne)
  • Local 1028 – Quest – A Society for Adult Support and Rehabilitation
  • Local 1082 – St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
  • Local 1089 – Town of Windsor
  • Local 1092 – Town of Bridgewater
  • Local 1183 – Harbourstone Enhanced Care
  • Local 1245 – Ocean View Manor
  • Local 1259 – Whitehills Long Term Care and Admiral Long Term Care
  • Local 1416 – Maplestone Enhanced Care
  • Local 1431 – Halifax Regional Water Commission
  • Local 1472 – Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre
  • Local 1478 – Braemore Home LPN’s
  • Local 1485 – Inverness County Municipal Housing Corporation – Inverary Manor
  • Local 1562 – Ronald C. MacGillvary Guest Home
  • Local 1635 – Victoria County Alderwood Corporation
  • Local 1780 – Town of Lunenburg
  • Local 1782 – Richmond Housing Corporation (Richmond Villa)
  • Local 1867 – Department of Transportation
  • Local 1876 – Northside Community Guest Home
  • Local 2007 – Bay Side Home Corporation
  • Local 2031 – Inverness County Municipal Housing Corporation – Foyer Pere Fiset
  • Local 2094 – Seaview Manor
  • Local 2272 – Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial
  • Local 2305 – Metro Community Housing Association
  • Local 2330 – Long Term Care and Community Services
  • Local 2431 – Cape Breton District Health Authority (District 8) Office and Clerical Employees
  • Local 2503 – Shiretown Nursing Home & Ivey’s Terrace Nursing Home
  • Local 2530 – Town of Yarmouth/Library Workers – Western Counties Regional Library
  • Local 2618 – Municipality of the County of Kings
  • Local 2618-03 – Town of Berwick
  • Local 2648 – Queen’s Manor
  • Local 2656 – National Film Board
  • Local 2694 – Municipality of the County of Victoria
  • Local 2722 – Oxfam
  • Local 2733 – Crothall Services Canada Ltd (CBU)
  • Local 2761 – Compass Group Canada
  • Local 2765 – Maple Hill Manor
  • Local 2774 – Oakwood Terrace
  • Local 2784 – Arborstone Enhanced Care
  • local 2858 – Town of Middleton
  • Local 2859 – Adult Residential Care
  • Local 2997 – North Queen’s Nursing Home
  • Local 3008(a) – Resi-Care Cape Breton Association
  • local 3008(b) – Cape Breton Transition House Association
  • Local 3064 – Villa St. Joseph-Du-Lac
  • Local 3067 – New Dawn Guest Home
  • Local 3099 – Roseway Manor Inc.
  • Local 3131 – Board of Governors – Cape Breton University Support Staff
  • Local 3199 – Twin Oaks Citizens’ Association (The Birches)
  • Local 3257 – Surf Lodge Community Continuing Care Centre
  • Local 3270 – South West Nova Transition House
  • Local 3306 – Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children
  • Local 3410 – North Hills Nursing Home
  • Local 3454 – Shoreham Village Senior Citizens’ Home
  • Local 3513 – Braemore Home
  • Local 3552 – Town of Annapolis Royal
  • Local 3618 – Ivy Meadows Continuing Care Home
  • Local 3630 – Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home Inc.
  • Local 3688 – Bridgewater Day Care Centre
  • Local 3698 – Colonial Community Services
  • Local 3840 – Melville Lodge Nursing Home
  • Local 3876 – Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Local 3885 – Region of Queen’s Home Support
  • Local 3890 – Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Local 3912 – Education Workers (Dal, SMU, MSVU, TESL)
  • Local 3936 – Lunenburg County Home Support Services Society
  • Local 3945 – Municipality of the County of Colchester
  • Local 3953 – Victorian Order of Nurses (Cumberland County)
  • Local 3986 – New Waterford Homemaker Service Society
  • Local 4044 – Airline Division (CanJet Airline)
  • Local 4106 – Northeastern Resource Recovery Ltd.
  • Local 4172 – Society for Treatment of Autism
  • Local 4198 – Sodexo Canada Limited
  • Local 4291 – Adsum Association for Women and Children
  • Local 4354 – Victoria County Home Support Workers
  • Local 4388 – Saint Mary’s University (Stationary Engineers)
  • Local 4403 – Town of Kentville
  • Local 4428 – Crothall Services Canada Limited (CBU)
  • Local 4459 -Tearman Society for Abused Women and Children
  • Local 4471 – Homebridge Youth Society
  • Local 4491 – Saint Mary’s University (Tradespersons)
  • Local 4536 – Colchester Community Workshops
  • Local 4549 – Municipality of the County of Annapolis
  • Local 4682 – South Shore Regional School Board
  • Local 4719 – Region of Queen’s Municipality Hillsview Acres
  • Local 4745 – Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia
  • Local 4764 – Community Justice Society
  • Local 4782 – Harmony House Residential Services Ltd.
  • Local 4814 – Halifax Regional Police Cross Walk Guards
  • Local 4840 – Cape Breton Island Housing Authority
  • Local 4919 – Lunenburg Home for Special Care (Harbour View Haven)
  • Local 4940 – Parkland at the Lakes Ltd (Glasgow Hall)
  • Local 4963 – Queen’s Association for Supported Living
  • Local 4965 – Celtic Court
  • Local 4970 – Shannex Incorporated (Bisset Court)
  • Local 4998 – Haven Manor Inc.
  • Local 5018 – Northhumberland Hall (Shannex)
  • Local 5033 – Ryan Hall (Shannex)
  • Local 5047 – Halifax Regional School Board
  • Local 5050 – Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
  • Local 5054 – Progress Centre for Early Intervention
  • Local 5165 – The Magnolia Continuing Care Centre
  • Local 5248 – The Meadows (Tidal View Manor)
  • Local 8920 – Nova Scotia Acute Care Sector – Health Care
  • Local 8920 – Nova Scotia Acute Care Sector – Clerical
  • Local 8920 – Nova Scotia Acute Care Sector – Service
  • Local 8920 – Nova Scotia Acute Care Sector – Nursing